One of the few television shows to earn an ad spot during this year’s Super Bowl was “Terra Nova.” This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering it’s a Fox series and it’s executive produced by Steven Spielberg. We haven’t seen or heard much from the show with the exception of a few photos here and there, and last night was the first time any footage was shown. If you missed it, you can check out the TV spot below…
Is anyone else getting a Jurassic Park vibe from this? Even though Spielberg has given it his blessing, and Stephen Lang is the villain of choice, we’re not interested. Something about this show comes across as “wrong place, wrong time.” Perhaps if it aired 10 years ago — on The WB it would work? Are we being too harsh?
The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to TERRA NOVA, the first colony of humans in this second chance for civilization. JIM SHANNON (O’Mara), a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family – wife ELISABETH and children JOSH and MADDY – through this new land of limitless beauty, mystery and terror. In addition to blue skies, rolling rivers and lush vegetation, TERRA NOVA offers new opportunities and fresh beginnings to its recent arrivals, but the Shannons have brought with them a famial secret that may threaten their citizenship in this utopia. These adventurers soon discover that this healthy, vibrant world is not as idyllic as it initially appears. The areas surrounding TERRA NOVA are filled with dangerous dinosaurs and other prehistoric threats, as well as external forces that may be intent on destroying this new world before it begins.
What do you think of the first trailer for Terra Nova?